According to Jack Ingle, big things come in small packages. He should know: Ingle is the owner and operator of the newly minted Cosmos Deli. The pint-sized sandwich shop is just 250 square feet, but customers are privy to what Ingle calls "the largest subs coming from the smallest deli."

Sandwiches measure up to 14 inches, and Ingle isn't shy about piling on double layers of meat and hearty portions of cheese and veggies. The menu also features salads, pizza and paninis.

Find Cosmos Deli at 221 Coming St., in the storefront formerly occupied by Brindle Brothers. If you'd rather eat at home, the restaurant offers free delivery everywhere on the peninsula. It's open daily from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Eating on the Edge

Another new eatery is aiming to transform Folly Beach into a foodie destination on the self-proclaimed Edge of America. BLU Restaurant and Bar, in the newly renovated Folly Beach Holiday Inn, is set to make its debut March 12.

As previously reported, Center Street Kitchen and Rita's Seaside Grill also will open this month. The three restaurants promise to bring new life to Folly's dining scene.

BLU's executive chef Jonathan Hagins, a veteran of the Atlantic Room at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, has created a menu of small plates and fresh-caught seafood dishes.

The 1,300-square-foot restaurant will boast two full bars and a deck for oceanfront dining. Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects Inc. of Mount Pleasant and the Charleston-based design firm Haute Design are in charge of renovations.

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Retail radar

Brunch on Broad: The Blind Tiger will unveil its new brunch menu Sunday at 10 a.m.. Offerings include mimosas, huevos rancheros with cilantro, and a shrimp, crab and scallop omelet. The Blind Tiger is at 38 Broad St.

Comeback kid: April Cornell has returned to King Street.

The Burlington, Vt.-based purveyor closed its Charleston Place storefront in 2006, but The Silver Puffin, at 329 King, now carries the company's line of table linens and accessories.

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